University of Maryland Extension

2015 Summer Tour

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Tour begins at: Walnut Springs Farm
Walnut Springs Farm
3910 Blue Ball Road
Elkton, MD 21921
United States


9:00 am. - Registration at Walnut Springs Farm, 3910 Blue Ball Road, Elkton, MD 21921, (410) 398-3451

9:15 am. - Tour Walnut Springs Farm: Tour Leader: Molly Brumbley

  • Black raspberry production
  • Sweet cherry production in high tunnels
  • Matted-row strawberry production                   

10:30 am. - Leave Walnut Springs Farm: Travel via car

11:00 am. - Arrive at Milburn Orchards, 1495 Appleton Road, Elkton, MD 21921, (401) 498-1349

  • Tour the recently-expanded roadside market, and the doughnut baking area.

12:00 pm. - Lunch: Catered by Milburn Orchards

1:00 pm. - Orchard Tours: Tour Leaders: Nathan and Evan Milburn

  • Pick-your-own plantings: primocane raspberries, table grapes and blueberries.
  • High density cherry pick-your-own plantings. Sweet and tart cherry trees budded onto Gisela 6 rootstock, and trained to the Vogel system.
  • Young, high-density planting systems of new varieties trained on wires with the tall spindle system. Apple varieties were selected for high quality fruit for PYO and the farm market. These include Buckeye Gala, Early Pink Lady, Early Honeycrisp and Red Braeburn, plus a number of advanced selections that performed well in their on-farm variety test block.
  • Older high-density apple plantings on size-controlling rootstocks, grown as supported trees in a Pedestrian Orchard.
  • Peaches; keeping trees on standard rootstocks small to produce high-quality fruit.

3:30 pm. -  Leave Milburn Orchards


$20.00 - MSHS Member
$30.00 - Non-Member

$50.00 - MSHS 2015 Membership (Membership dues are used to promote much needed research for production problems facing commercial growers and for educational programing.

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